Journal article

Determination of monosaccharides and disaccharides in mucopolysaccharidoses patients by electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry

SL Ramsay, PJ Meikle, JJ Hopwood

Molecular Genetics and Metabolism | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2003


The mucopolysaccharidoses are a group of lysosomal storage disorders characterised by the storage of glycosaminoglycans. With the exception of Hunters syndrome (MPS II), which is X-linked, they are autosomal recessively inherited resulting in a defect in any one of 10 lysosomal enzymes needed to catabolise glycosaminoglycans. The type and size of the glycosaminoglycans stored in lysosomes are determined by the particular enzyme deficiency. These glycosaminoglycan elevations are subsequently observed in tissue, circulation, and urine. A method has been developed for the derivatisation and quantification of sulfated N-acetylhexosamine-containing mono- and disaccharides from patient samples by ..

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